RIVAL fans have joked Manchester City will end up playing in non-league following Everton’s points deduction.
The Toffees have been hit with a 10-point penalty by the Premier League after they were found guilty of breaching FFP rules.
GettyFans think Manchester City will end up in non-league after Everton’s points deduction[/caption]
City were were charged in February over a series of alleged financial dodges between 2008 and 2019.
The treble winners are challenging their 115 charges, though, and even suggested in May that the KC running the case could be biased because he is an Arsenal fan.
Everton’s points deduction has seen the club drop into the relegation zone, with Sean Dyche’s side only off the bottom on goal difference.
However, City could be hit with an even bigger penalty if they are also found guilty of breaching Premier League rules.
Following the news of Everton’s punishment, some rival fans even claimed City would end up being forced out of the Football League.
One supporter wrote: “If Everton have been docked 10 points, Man City should be playing in the National League by the time their case is heard!”
Another added: “The Premier League have a chance to do the funniest thing in history and dish out an immediate 1150 points deduction.”
A third fan reacted by commenting: “City must get triple that.”
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Meanwhile, one more said: “By that logic, Man City should be relegated to League Two.”
Everton’s sanction has taken place with immediate effect, with the Toffees dropping five places to 19th in the table.
They are the first Premier League team to be hit with a points deduction for breaching FFP rules.
The club recorded financial losses of £124.5million for the 2021/22 season and have been punished for breaching profit and sustainability rules as a result.
Premier League rules permit a maximum loss of £105million for one year.